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Schiermonnikoog

Location municipality Schiermonnikoog Location of Schiermonnikoog, from Dutch wikipedia Created by User:Mtcv, vrij te gebruiken = freely usable. ...

Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Area
- Land
- Water
191.19 km²
39.94 km²
151.25 km²
Population (2005)
- Density
1,002
25/km²

Schiermonnikoog (Frisian: Skiermûntseach) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands. Schiermonnikoog is the only village on the island. The modern day Netherlands are divided into twelve provinces (provincies in Dutch), listed below with their capital city: Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also the ranked list of Dutch provinces // Structure A Dutch province represents the administrative layer in between the national government and the... For information on the region extending from the Netherlands to Denmark, see Frisia. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Frisian is a Germanic language, or group of closely related languages, spoken by around half a million members of an ethnic group living on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... The West Frisian Islands (Dutch: Waddeneilanden) are a chain of islands in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. ...


Tourism
The main source of income on Schiermonnikoog is tourism. There are approx 15 hotels, and several hunderd vacationhouses and appartemnent on the island. There also is a campground.


Travel
You can travel to Schiermonnikoog by ferry from the village Lauwersoog.


History

The first known owners of Schiermonnikoog were the monks of the Cistercian monastery Klaarkamp near Rinsumageest, on the mainland[1]. "Monnik" means "monk" and "schier" is an archaic word meaning "grey", referring to the colour of the monks' habits. The name Schiermonnikoog therefore translates as Island of the grey monks. A Roman Catholic monk A monk is a person who practices monasticism, adopting a strict religious and ascetic lifestyle, usually in community with others following the same path. ... Cistercians coat of arms The Order of Cistercians (OCist) (Latin Cistercenses), otherwise Gimey or White Monks (from the colour of the habit, over which is worn a black scapular or apron) are a Catholic order of monks. ... Buddhist monastery near Tibet A monastery is the habitation of monks. ... Dantumadeel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Grey or gray (the latter more usually in American English) is a colour seen commonly in nature. ... Color is an important part of the visual arts. ...


The wind and the sea cause the island to slowly "move" to the south and the east. In the year 1250, it lay roughly 2 km to the north of its present position, and it had a significantly different shape[2]. In 1717 and 1720, storms flooded the village Westerburen that had developed in the vicinity of the monks' buildings. Consequently, the village was abandoned. From 1756 a new village, named Oosterburen, was built to the east. Nowadays this second village is named Schiermonnikoog, after the island. Events December 13 - Death of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor Louis IX of France is captured by Muslims and has to ransom himself Mabinogion appears Albertus Magnus isolates the element arsenic Vincent of Beauvais writes proto-encyclopedic The Greater Mirror City of Stockholm founded Alphonso III of Portugal takes Algarve... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management KM programming language Comoros (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code) the Michaelis-Menten constant Km, see Michaelis-Menten kinetics Kamenz (district), Germany (license plate indication) Messenia, Greece (license plate indication... // Events January 4 — The Netherlands, Britain & France sign Triple Alliance February 26-March 6 What is now the northeastern United States was paralyzed by a series of blizzards that buried the region. ... // Events January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace. ... A rolling thundercloud over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... Look up Flood on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ... 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


References

  1. ^  Stenvert, R. et al. (2000). Monumenten in Nederland: Friesland, p. 265–267. Zwolle: Waanders Uitgevers. ISBN 90-400-9476-4.
  2. ^  Van de Ven, G. (editor) (1996). Leefbaar laagland, p. 90. Utrecht: Uitgeverij Matrijs. ISBN 90-5345-031-9.

External links

  • Official Website
  • Tourism Office Website


 
Friesland (Fryslân) Province

Achtkarspelen | Ameland | Boarnsterhim | Bolsward | Dantumadeel | Dongeradeel | Ferwerderadiel | Franekeradeel | Gaasterlân-Sleat | Harlingen | Heerenveen | Het Bildt | Kollumerland c.a. | Leeuwarden | Leeuwarderadeel | Lemsterland | Littenseradiel | Menaldumadeel | Nijefurd | Ooststellingwerf | Opsterland | Schiermonnikoog | Skarsterlân | Smallingerland | Sneek | Terschelling | Tytsjerksteradiel | Vlieland | Weststellingwerf | Wûnseradiel | Wymbritseradiel For information on the region extending from the Netherlands to Denmark, see Frisia. ... Image File history File links The Frisian flag consist of blue banners and red waterlily leaves. ... Achtkarspelen is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Ameland (Frisian: It Amelân) is a municipality and one of the West Frisian Islands off the north coast of the Netherlands. ... Boarnsterhim is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Bolsward (Frisian: Boalsert) is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands. ... Dantumadeel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Dongeradeel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Ferwerderadiel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Franekeradeel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Gaasterlân-Sleat (Dutch name: Gaasterland-Sloten) is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Harlingen is a municipality and a city in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland at the Wadden Sea. ... Heerenveen (Frisian: It Hearrenfean) is a municipality and a town in the province of Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. ... Het Bildt is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Kollumerland c. ... Leeuwarden (Frisian: Ljouwert) is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Friesland. ... Leeuwarderadeel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Lemsterland is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Littenseradiel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Menaldumadeel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Nijefurd is a municipality in the northern Netherlands, in the province of Friesland. ... Ooststellingwerf is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Opsterland is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Skarsterlân is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Smallingerland is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Sneek (Frisian Snits) is a municipality and a city in Fryslân in the northern Netherlands. ... Terschelling (Frisian: Skylge) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands. ... Tytsjerksteradiel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Vlieland (Frisian: Flylân) is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Weststellingwerf is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ... Wûnseradiel is a municipality in the Fryslân province of the northern Netherlands, at the eastern end of the Afsluitdijk. ... Wymbritseradiel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands. ...

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